Tomorrow is a special anniversary

Tomorrow is a special anniversary: 2005-09-05 I joined Canonical – that’s right: It’s going to be a decade.

A lot of what we as Ubuntu Community experienced and went through I wrote up some time agoย and it’s well-documented in blog posts, articles, LoCo event reports and pictures from Ubuntu Allhands events, so don’t expect any of that here.

For me personally it’s been a ride I could never have expected like this. A decade in a single company doesn’t seem to happen very often these days and I would also never have dreamed what we are delivering to the world today. I’m happy and proud to have been part of this all.

I still remember the days when I joined. I had just finished my studies and working next to people who could all easily be described as a wunderkind, it made me feel like I had quite a healthy impostor syndrome. It’s easy to underestimate how much I learned here – not just technically or in terms of other abilities, but also as a person. I got to work on things I never imagined I could do and am happy I was involved in so many different projects.

One thing made this whole ride even more special: the people. I made lots of friends along the way – that’s one of the primary reasons I stillย feel like I work at a very very special place.

Big hugs everyone and thanks for accompanying me this far! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • What a long journey ๐Ÿ™‚
    Keep doing this until you don’t find yourself and stop being happy !
    ahh the people… that quote sounds really ubuntu ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • dholbach

      Big hugs! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Coming up on 9 years myself, love ya brother!

    • dholbach

      Big hugs!

  • radiostorm

    Congrats Daniel. Thank you for all you do for Ubuntu.

    • dholbach

      Thanks a lot!

  • If not you Daniel, I wouldn’t probably end up joining Ubuntu, meeting Evan, becoming Debian Developer, working for Canonical and get where I am today. So thank you. And on my books you are Core Dev as good, if not better than most of them. At the Developer membership board we do get applicants that don’t know, nor haven’t ever done things that you operate flawlessly. So the impostor made it ๐Ÿ˜‰ so to speak. (from Catch me if you Can – “so, tell me how did you pass the law exam?” “I studied day and night for two weeks and passed it.”)

    • dholbach

      Thanks for the flowers! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Thanks for everything you do Daniel!

    • dholbach

      Thanks a lot, Andrew! Hugs! ๐Ÿ™‚

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